Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Prince Archival Vault In Our Own Brains

Don't read this.

1983. I don't remember much. Very little. But it's possible that my grandparents had MTV by this point. Based on the 45s that I still have in my possession, Prince was on my radar, alongside the Thriller singles. I don't know where my "Little Red Corvette" and "1999" records came from, although family members really got a kick out of taking me to Caldor and Bradlees and having me pick out whatever $1.49 records they were down with buying for me. The labels on these records were part of what helped me learn how to read at a very young age.

1984. I must have been a fan of "Let's Go Crazy" because sometime during summer 1984, this record became my third Prince related possession. I had a Fisher Price toy turntable in my bedroom where I frequently enjoyed listening to my collection of approximately 25 records. The cover called the B-Side "Erotic City ("make love not war erotic city come alive"), but I didn't know how to pronounce "erotic." This piqued my interest, and when I flipped over the record, I recognized the word "fuck," but I think my brain processed most instances of "fuck" in rock lyrics as a misheard term that I probably was not hearing correctly.

1985. I was kinda bummed that MTV kept playing "When Doves Cry," but the 45 was no longer available to buy anywhere. However, the video for "Raspberry Beret" got my pumped enough to want this record pretty badly and I probably owned it within a week. At this point, it started feeling like I should just start asking my family to buy me every Prince record even if I hadn't heard the song before, and so a few months later I got the "Pop Life" 45 without ever hearing the song.

I remember seeing "Kiss" at Bradlees and asking my mom to get it for me even though I had never heard the song before. It was $1.67. At first, I thought it was weird that he sang in falsetto for the whole song but it quickly made a lot of sense.

Age 6. "Anotherloverholenyohead" was my last Prince 45 until two-and-a-half decades later. I became intrigued by the back covers of "Kiss" and "Anotherlover" having puzzle piece artwork that seemed to fit together when placed partially on top of each other. After this, I got slightly less interested in MTV and Top 40 for a couple years, so the singles from 87-88 were never really on my radar until many years later.

Age 9. These girls who lived down the street had a tape of songs they taped off the radio and during 2 or 3 instances during August, they played this tape loudly from a handheld stereo while walking around the block with a gang of 9 or so kids that included my sister and myself. The first three songs on the tape were "Batdance," "On Our Own" by Bobby Brown, and "Wild Wild West" by Escape Club.

"Batdance" was a pretty huge deal. Based on my VHS of Batman, The Joker really loved Prince.

Age 11. Entering middle school was a horribly stressful experience. During the first week of school, Prince's butt was exposed on the VMAs. Jamie Foxx weighed in.

This thing happened between age 11 and 15 where I ended up rejecting stuff that wasn't "cool" in favor of grunge, and then rejecting grunge in favor of classicrock/prog/hippie bullshit between age 15-16 (resulting in the age 16 "canon" of 400 songs posted 3 posts ago). Prince was very absent from my life during this time.

1997. A few weeks into the summer when I started taping 120 Minutes every week, I saw one episode where Matt Pinfield interviewed Primus and their guitar player admitted his love for Prince in a guilty-pleasure type of manner. Les Claypool and Matt Pinfield were like "dude, Prince kicks ass."

And not long afterwards, it hit me.

Prince fucking rules.

In November of that year, I went back into my records and dug out the small collection of Prince 45s from my childhood. When I got asked to play in my first punk band with 3 of my friends, I suggested that I bring along my Prince records for sampling and an attempt at record scratching. We never actually tried it.

The same weekend I had my parents get me The Hits 1 for Xmas. Got really into "7" and "Alphabet Street."

Within the next 18 months, I had The Hits 2, Parade and Purple Rain. I occurted to me that I had never actually heard "Purple Rain" until I was about 17 or 18 years old. "Take Me With U" became one of my favorite songs of all time for a 3 or 4 year period starting around here.

1999. Napster showed up and I finally got to hear "Erotic City" without skips for the first time in 15 years. My sister thought it was funny that I got really into Prince.

2002. I went to my grandparents' house with my friend one afternoon. My grandfather, who had recently discovered how to illegally download mp3s, emerged from his office unexpectedly and excitedly asked us, "Would you like to hear 'Purple Rain?'"

2004. Prince is back. WBLS started playing "Call My Name" a LOT. Charlie Murphy's story blew minds.

2006. One of my friends got really into the movie Purple Rain and we wondered why everyone got so mad when they played "Darling Nikki." I put it on at my work once and somehow no one complained about the scene when Apalonia's incredible rack was exposed.

2007. I applied for the only job that I ended up keeping for 4 years, but it took them 3 months to hire me. So while I wanted for them to hire me, I worked at a carnival during the day and delivered newspapers at night and used this opportunity to get really into Sign O The Times and peppered WXCI's automation computer with the occasional instance of "Housequake" and "Play In The Sunshine." I heard him play "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" on VH1 and followed it with the question, "Remember that one from back in high school?"

This is also when Justin Timberlake released "Until The End of Time" which is one of the best Prince ripoffs of all time.

This was probably also the year he did the Super Bowl which I still haven't seen.

2010. I did this thing where my radio show included a set from every one of Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the '80s over a 6 or 7 week period, so this is how I got into Dirty Mind. "Yamaha" by The-Dream was the best Prince song of this year.

2012. There's a picture of me singing "Purple Rain" karaoke on my band's facebook page. A few months later my heart got broken, and my bandmate made a sweet attempt to cheer me up by buying me the 7-inch of "Purple Rain" b/w "God," my first Prince record since I was 6. It took me a little while before I got around to hearing "God," but it blew me away enough to play it on my radio show many times over the next year.

2013. Prince played 3 shows in the state I live in, but I fucked up and didn't realize it was happening. A few family members of mine where at Mohegan Sun on the last night he was there. About 10 feet from their car, they saw a huge black helicopter that said the word "PRINCE" in huge letters. That was his last time in CT as he was exiting the last show. Pretty sure I had signed up for a Prince email list of some sort by this point, informing of any nearby shows. But the 3 Mohegan shows still slipped from my radius. I was pretty determined to catch a Prince show by this point. But nah, it never happened.

2015. D'angelo's Spotify session included "She's Always In My Hair" which I hadn't heard since probably the last time I flipped over "Raspberry Beret." Sadly, May was the last time Prince B-Sides were available on Spotify.

2016. Prince is dead and I've been listening to him for the past 4 days very consistently. As of today, I have a new top artist on Last.FM. This is the one that's affected me the most since Michael Jackson, but maybe even more so. I got super emotional about David Bowie, but I didn't feel the urge to immerse myself in him like what's been happening with Prince. This is the first time this has happened to me with any celebrity death, and it feels kinda weird and not normal.

At first I thought I just needed to hear every Prince song that I really like at least once, which I've done multiple times at this point.

So yeah, I don't really get how this is gonna end. I almost don't want it to. I don't get why it matters so much. The psychology of it all. Need more time.

P.S. Now looking through the 500 hottest jams again. Pretty sure he placed 3rd after The Beatles and Radiohead for most jams. Kinda surprised "Diamonds and Pearls" made the cut over "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" or "If I Was Your Girlfriend." But it's a great song, so whatever.

Friday, April 1, 2016

500 Hottest Jams (2016 version)

Haven't done one of these in a very long time.

After we found the old one from 20 years ago, the inevitable, overwhelming urge to scribble out an updated version was too hard to resist. So here's the new one. This time around, we got drunk. So it's probably better.

1. Aaliyah "One in A Million"
2. Chris Bell “I Am the Cosmos”
3. The Flamingoes “I Only Have Eyes for You”
4. Radiohead “Let Down”
5. The Zombies “She’s Not There”
6. The Cardigans “Lovefool”
7. Radiohead “Paranoid Android”
8. The Notorious B.I.G. “Juicy”
9. TV On the Radio “Staring at the Sun”
10. Ghost Town DJs “My Boo”

11. Bell Biv Devoe “Poison”
12. Beastie Boys “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun”
13. SWV “Right Here (Human Nature)”
14. The Nerves “Hanging On the Telephone”
15. Weezer "Thief You've Taken All That Was Me"
16. Jimi Hendrix “Castles Made Of Sand”
17. The Association “Never My Love”
18. The Beatles “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”
19. The Plimsouls “A Million Miles Away”
20. Wire “Outdoor Miner”

21. Slint “Good Morning Captain”
22. Fleetwood Mac “That’s All for Everyone”
23. The Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby”
24. Santana featuring Michelle Branch “The Game of Love”
25. The Notorious B.I.G. “Gimme The Loot”
26. Tracy Ullman "They Don't Know"
27. Nirvana “Serve the Servants”
28. Jagged Edge featuring Nelly “Where The Party At”
29. Stevie Wonder “All Day Sucker”
30. The Beach Boys “Surf’s Up”

31. The Zombies “Time of the Season”
32. Michael Jackson “Human Nature”
33. At The Drive-In “Pattern Against User”
34. Mark Morrison “Return of the Mack”
35. Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule The World”
36. Bonnie Raitt “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
37. The Cars “Bye Bye Love”
38. The Notorious B.I.G. “Mo Money Mo Problems”
39. Vince Guaraldi Trio “Skating”
40. Bobby Brown “On Our Own”

41. Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
42. Japan “Ghosts”
43. D’Angelo “Really Love”
44. The Used “Blue and Yellow”
45. And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead “Relative Ways”
46. Beastie Boys “Sabotage”
47. The Beatles “Things We Said Today”
48. Jeff Buckley “Last Goodbye”
49. LL Cool J “Mama Said Knock You Out”
50. Faust “J’ai mal aux Dents”

51. Pavement “Grounded”
52. Radiohead “Climbing Up The Walls”
53. D’Angelo “The Charade”
54. Eric B & Rakim “Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em”
55. Dru Hill “We’re Not Making Love No More”
56. Mariah Carey featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Fantasy (remix)”
57. Ying Yang Twins “Wait (The Whisper Song)”
58. Elliott Smith “Christian Brothers”
59. Adina Howard “Freak Like Me”
60. The Crystals “Then He Kissed Me”

61. Todd Rundgren “I Saw The Light”
62. My Bloody Valentine “You Never Should”
63. David Bowie “Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise)”
64. Beastie Boys “So What’Cha Want”
65. Psychedelic Furs “Love My Way”
66. Big Star “September Gurls”
67. King Crimson “One More Red Nightmare”
68. Nirvana “Breed”
69. Nazz "Forget All About It"
70. No Age “Teen Creeps”

71. Smashing Pumpkins “Here Is No Why”
72. Aaliyah "If Your Girl Only Knew"
73. Cam’Ron “Hey Ma”
74. Beck “Asshole”
75. Against Me! “Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart”
76. Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance”
77. Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
78. Devo “Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA”
79. Jay-Z featuring Notorious B.I.G. “Brooklyn’s Finest”
80. My Bloody Valentine “Nothing Much To Lose”

81. Michael Jackson “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”
82. Prince "The Beautiful Ones"
83. Can “Oh Yea”
84. A Tribe Called Quest “Bonita Applebum”
85. Miguel “Adorn”
86. Weezer "Let's Sew Our Pants Together"
87. INOJ “Love You Down”
88. Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”
89. Stevie Wonder “We Can Work It Out”
90. Ol’ Dirty Bastard “I Can’t Wait”

91. Teenage Fanclub “Everything Flows”
92. Veruca Salt “Aurora”
93. The Temptations “Cloud Nine”
94. The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
95. The Beach Boys “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
96. The Beatles “Happiness Is a Warm Gun”
97. The Cardigans “Erase / Rewind”
98. Blur “Coffee + TV”
99. Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
100. The Pharcyde “Passin’ Me By”

101. Nirvana “Endless Nameless”
102. Ween “Baby Bitch”
103. The Posies “Dream All Day”
104. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince “Summertime”
105. Fiona Apple “Criminal”
106. Midlake “Young Bride”
107. Pavement “Newark Wilder”
108. Sleep “Dragonaut”
109. Nicki Minaj “Come On a Cone”
110. Stevie Wonder “As”

111. Jimi Hendrix “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)”
112. The Replacements “Unsatisfied”
113. Van Halen “Unchained”
114. Prince "Purple Rain"
115. The Notorious B.I.G. “Ten Crack Commandments”
116. DJ Kool “Let Me Clear My Throat”
117. Michael Jackson “Stranger In Moscow”
118. Minutemen “Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing”
119. The Left Banke “Walk Away Renee”
120. Hall & Oates “Say It Isn’t So”

121. The Beatles “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl”
122. TV On The Radio “Province”
123. Green Day “J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)”
124. Stevie Wonder “I Believe When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever”
125. Nirvana “Heart Shaped Box”
126. Elliott Smith “Alameda”
127. No Doubt “New”
128. Weezer “Falling For You”
129. Radiohead “Subterranean Homesick Alien”
130. Beethoven “Fur Elise”

131. The Beatles “Dear Prudence”
132. Glen Campbell “Gentle On My Mind”
133. The Nerves “When You Find Out”
134. The Ronnettes “Be My Baby”
135. Deftones “Minerva”
136. The Easybeats “Friday On My Mind”
137. Elvis Costello “Alison”
138. Liz Phair “Stratford-On-Guy”
139. Jay-Z “Girls Girls Girls”
140. Third Eye Blind “Semi-Charmed Life”

141. Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.”
142. P.M. Dawn “I’d Die Without You”
143. Fiona Apple “On the Bound”
144. The Beatles “Yes It Is”
145. The Zombies “Going Out of My Head”
146. Bobby Brown “My Prerogative”
147. Nirvana “Milk It”
148. Wire “Map Ref 41 Degrees N 93 Degrees W”
149. The Beatles “Martha My Dear”
150. Pixies “Hey”

151. Dusty Springfield “Just A Little Lovin’”
152. Dinosaur Jr. “Repulsion”
153. Fleetwood Mac “Little Lies”
154. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood “Some Velvet Morning”
155. The Undertones “Teenage Kicks”
156. Big Star “Holocaust”
157. Carole King “I Feel the Earth Move”
158. Kylie Minogue “Come into My World”
159. A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation”
160. Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced”

161. Emmit Rhodes / Merry-Go-Round “You’re A Very Lovely Woman”
162. Jennifer Paige “Crush”
163. Prince "God"
164. Nicki Minaj “Stupid Hoe”
165. Pixies “Monkey Gone To Heaven”
166. Phil Collins & Philip Bailey “Easy Lover”
167. David Bowie “Changes”
168. Radiohead “Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)”
169. The Beach Boys “Feel Flows”
170. Def Leppard "Hysteria"

171. Nirvana “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle”
172. Four Tops “Standing In The Shadows Of Love”
173. Green Day “When I Come Around (Woodstock ’94)”
174. David Bowie “Space Oddity”
175. The Kinks “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”
176. Led Zeppelin “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
177. The Beatles “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)”
178. Fugazi “Oh”
179. Glen Campbell “Wichita Lineman”
180. Neil Young + Crazy Horse "Fuckin' Up"

181. The Replacements “Answering Machine”
182. My Bloody Valentine "You Made Me Realise"
183. Pet Shop Boys “What Have I Done To Deserve This”
184. Prince "Pop Life"
185. Guided By Voices “As We Go Up We Go Down”
186. Kenny Rogers “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town”
187. Lil B "No Black Person Is Ugly"
188. Led Zeppelin “Fool in the Rain”
189. Counting Crows “A Long December”
190. Pavement “Ann Don’t Cry”

191. Rihanna “James Joint”
192. KP & Envyi “Shorty Swing My Way”
193. Failure “Bernie (Acoustic KCRW)”
194. The Kinks “Sunny Afternoon”
195. Pearl Jam “I Got Id”
196. Hall & Oates “Private Eyes”
197. Mariah Carey & Miguel “#Beautiful”
198. Soul II Soul “Back To Life”
199. Soundgarden “Fell On Black Days”
200. Bush “Swallowed”

201. Cheap Trick “I Can’t Take It”
202. The Clash “Train In Vain”
203. Bob Dylan “Like A Rolling Stone”
204. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists “The Ballad of the Sin Eater”
205. David Bowie “Moonage Daydream”
206. Link Wray “Rumble”
207. Todd Rundgren “International Feel”
208. Smashing Pumpkins “Obscured”
209. Mott The Hoople “All the Young Dudes”
210. The Velvet Underground “Heroin”

211. Spacehog “In The Meantime”
212. Missy Elliott “Beep Me 911”
213. The Kinks “Victoria”
214. Toadies “Possum Kingdom”
215. Led Zeppelin “Kashmir”
216. *NSYNC “Girlfriend”
217. Jefferson Starship “Miracles”
218. Ministry “Stigmata”
219. Blur “Sing”
220. Big Black “Kerosene”

221. Nine Inch Nails “Hurt”
222. Deftones “Change (In The House Of Flies)”
223. Patsy Cline “She’s Got You”
224. Hum “If You Are To Bloom”
225. Ovlov “Where’s My Dini”
226. Prince "I Would Die 4 U"
227. The Cure “Catch”
228. Mary Kate and Ashley "Gimme Pizza Slow"
229. Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen in Love”
230. Christina Aguilera “Genie in a Bottle”

231. GZA “Liquid Swords”
232. My Bloody Valentine “Lose My Breath”
233. Prince "Let's Go Crazy"
234. The Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
235. Carl Orff “Carmina Burana”
236. Michael Jackson “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”
237. The Raspberries “Go All the Way”
238. Clipse “When The Last Time”
239. The Who “I Can See For Miles”
240. June of 44 “I Get My Kicks for You”

241. Third Eye Blind “Losing A Whole Year”
242. Simon and Garfunkel “Punky’s Dilemma”
243. David Bowie “John I’m Only Dancing”
244. Huey Lewis & The News “The Power of Love”
245. LL Cool J “Around the Way Girl”
246. The Rolling Stones “Let’s Spend the Night Together”
247. The Bangles “Going Down to Liverpool”
248. The Pointer Sisters “Pinball Song (from Sesame Street)”
249. Tony Toni Tone “Feels Good”
250. Jimi Hendrix “Little Wing”

251. The Cardigans “Hanging Around”
252. The Cars “You’re All I Got Tonight”
253. Real Estate “Crime”
254. Cream “Badge”
255. Stevie Wonder “Superwoman”
256. James Chance & Contortions “I Can’t Stand Myself”
257. Carole King “So Far Away”
258. Eagle-Eye Cherry “Save Tonight”
259. Les Paul “How High The Moon”
260. The Byrds “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better”

261. Usher “You Make Me Wanna”
262. Deftones “Rx Queen”
263. No Age “Genie”
264. Pearl Jam “State of Love and Trust”
265. Blake Babies “Girl In a Box”
266. The Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
267. Timex Social Club "Rumors"
268. Failure “Dirty Blue Balloons”
269. Hall & Oates “One On One”
270. The Who “Eminence Front”

271. Metallica “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
272. Elastica “S.O.F.T.”
273. The Cure “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”
274. T’Pau “Heart and Soul”
275. The Hollies “Look Through Any Window”
276. Bush “Glycerine”
277. Janet Jackson “Escapade”
278. Miles Davis “Shhh / Peaceful”
279. Beck “Outcome”
280. Grateful Dead “Casey Jones”

281. Minutemen “History Lesson Part 2”
282. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back”
283. Pete Rock & CL Smooth “T.R.O.Y.”
284. The Byrds “Have You Seen Her Face”
285. Lil Wayne featuring Babyface “Comfortable”
286. The Breeders “Divine Hammer”
287. Prince "Take Me With U"
288. The Clash “The Guns of Brixton”
289. The Beach Boys “In My Room”
290. Hank Williams “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It”

291. Jefferson Starship “With Your Love”
292. Pearl Jam “Corduroy”
293. Digital Underground “The Humpty Dance”
294. Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight”
295. Beck “Diamond Bollocks”
296. Blue Oyster Cult “Burnin’ for You”
297. Hank Williams “Why Don’t You Love Me”
298. Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day”
299. The Cure “Just Like Heaven”
300. Big Star “Lady Sweet”

301. Nicki Minaj “Did It On’em”
302. Pearl Jam “Smile”
303. Radiohead “Morning Bell”
304. Sonic Youth “I Dreamed I Dream”
305. Weezer “Undone The Sweater Song”
306. Boris & Michio Kurihara “You Laughed Like A Water Mark”
307. Camper Van Beethoven “Take the Skinheads Bowling”
308. Grass is Green “Panera”
309. My Bloody Valentine “Feed Me With Your Kiss”
310. Ciccone Youth “Burnin’ Up”

311. Elton John “Burn Down The Mission”
312. Radiohead “In Limbo”
313. The Cure “All Cats Are Grey”
314. Donovan “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
315. Elliott Smith “Between the Bars”
316. The Supremes “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
317. John Coltrane “Giant Steps”
318. Busta Rhymes “Gimme Some More”
319. D’Angelo “Another Life”
320. Pixies “Gigantic”

321. Souls Of Mischief “93 Til Infinity”
322. Tommy James and the Shondells “Crystal Blue Persuasion”
323. Green Day “Longview”
324. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover”
325. The Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”
326. Blur “Bugman”
327. Michael Jackson “Rock With You”
328. Soundgarden “The Day I Tried To Live”
329. Four Tops “Baby I Need Your Loving”
330. Janet Jackson “That’s The Way Love Goes”

331. The Doors “The End”
332. Fleetwood Mac “Second Hand News”
333. The Guess Who “These Eyes”
334. Beastie Boys “Gratitude”
335. Hum “Green To Me”
336. Pavement “Stop Breathin”
337. System of a Down “Shimmy”
338. Big Sean featuring Nicki Minaj “Dance (A$$) Remix”
339. Blue Oyster Cult “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
340. Failure “Undone”

341. Kanye West “Heard ‘Em Say”
342. Love “Alone Again Or”
343. Ovlov “The Well”
344. *NSYNC “Gone”
345. Def Leppard "Love Bites"
346. Grateful Dead “Box of Rain”
347. P.M. Dawn “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”
348. Beck “Minus”
349. Cannibal Corpse “Sentenced to Burn”
350. Flipper “Love Canal”

351. The Replacements “Alex Chilton”
352. Fear “Let’s Have a War”
353. Ne-Yo “Because Of You”
354. Hum “Stars”
355. Queen “Killer Queen”
356. The Dead Milkmen “Smokin’ Banana Peels”
357. Calimine “Sealab 2021 themesong”
358. The Flirtations “Nothing But A Heartache”
359. Black Sabbath “Children of the Sea”
360. Craig Mack “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)”

361. My Bloody Valentine “I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)”
362. OutKast “Ms. Jackson”
363. Chris Bell “You And Your Sister”
364. Fugazi “Strangelight”
365. Green Day “Having a Blast”
366. Groove Theory “Tell Me”
367. Marilyn Manson “The Dope Show”
368. New Radicals “You Get What You Give”
369. Raekwon “Ice Cream”
370. Motorhead “Ace of Spades”

371. The Beatles “A Day in The Life”
372. The Kinks “I Need You”
373. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together”
374. Mobb Deep “Shook Ones, Part II”
375. Radiohead “Black Star”
376. The Zombies “Beechwood Park”
377. Joy Division “Leaders of Men”
378. Tears For Fears “Head Over Heels”
379. Three 6 Mafia “Poppin’ My Collar”
380. *NSYNC “Bye Bye Bye”

381. Radiohead “Just”
382. Cameo “Word Up”
383. Weezer “The World Has Turned And Left Me Here”
384. America “Sister Golden Hair”
385. The Turtles “You Showed Me”
386. Babes In Toyland “Pain In My Heart”
387. Neil Young + Crazy Horse "Cinnamon Girl"
388. OutKast “Elevators (Me & You)”
389. Smashing Pumpkins “Today”
390. Television “Little Johnny Jewel”

391. Ace “How Long”
392. And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead “How Near, How Far”
393. Black Sabbath “Neon Knights”
394. Can “Halleluwah”
395. Guided By Voices “Game of Pricks”
396. Justin Timberlake “Cry Me A River”
397. Patsy Cline “Sweet Dreams (Of You)”
398. Pink Floyd “Sheep”
399. The Beatles “Helter Skelter”
400. The Kinks “Shangri-La”

401. Lit “Miserable”
402. Talking Heads “Once In a Lifetime”
403. The Box Tops “The Letter”
404. Fleetwood Mac “Everywhere”
405. The Darkness “Love Is Only A Feeling”
406. The Modern Lovers “Hospital”
407. Deerhunter “Nothing Ever Happened”
408. Prince "I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man"
409. The Saints “Stranded”
410. Trinidad James “All Gold Everything”

411. Phil Collins “Another Day In Paradise”
412. Radiohead “Pyramid Song”
413. Weezer “I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams”
414. Robyn “Hang With Me”
415. The Stooges “Search and Destroy”
416. Earl Sweatshirt featuring RZA “Molasses”
417. Kylie Minogue “Love at First Sight”
418. The Police “Driven To Tears”
419. No Doubt “Simple Kind of Life”
420. T.I. “Why You Wanna”

421. Animal Collective “What Would I Want? Sky”
422. Berlin “The Metro”
423. Fiona Apple “Shadowboxer”
424. Jeff Buckley “Grace”
425. Rihanna “Consideration”
426. Pill “Trap Goin Ham”
427. SWV “Can We”
428. The Raspberries “Tonight”
429. Elton John “Tiny Dancer”
430. Prince "Diamonds and Pearls"

431. Roy Orbison “Oh, Pretty Woman”
432. Led Zeppelin “Trampled Under Foot”
433. Nelly Furtado “I’m Like a Bird”
434. The Beatles “I’m Only Sleeping”
435. Grass is Green “Somebody’s Something”
436. The Beatles “It’s All Too Much”
437. The Rentals "Frisbee Days"
438. Pink Floyd “See Emily Play”
439. Radiohead “Backdrifts”
440. Randy Travis “On The Other Hand”

441. Rihanna “Work”
442. The Arcade Fire “We Used to Wait”
443. Wayne Wonder “No Letting Go”
444. Cannibal Corpse “Staring Through The Eyes Of The Dead”
445. Fugazi “No Surprise”
446. Maxi Priest “Close To You”
447. The Beatles “No Reply”
448. Hank Williams “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive”
449. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Breaking The Girl”
450. Toni Braxton “You’re Makin’ Me High”

451. Biz Markie “Just a Friend”
452. Giochino Rosini “The Thieving Magpie”
453. The Kinks “All Day and All Of The Night”
454. Afghan Whigs “What Jail Is Like”
455. Miles Davis “Rated X”
456. Rush “Limelight”
457. Caribou “Melody Day”
458. Dinosaur Jr. “In a Jar”
459. Gin Blossoms “Found Out About You”
460. Justin Timberlake “Nothin’ Else”

461. Love “My Little Red Book”
462. Metallica “One”
463. Pink Floyd “Interstellar Overdrive”
464. Prince "Little Red Corvette"
465. Wu-Tang Clan “Shame On A *****”
466. Amerie “1 Thing”
467. Jimi Hendrix “Manic Depression”
468. Nirvana “Hairspray Queen”
469. Ashlee Simpson “Pieces of Me”
470. Os Mutantes “A Minha Menina”

471. 10CC “I’m Not In Love”
472. Fleetwood Mac “Hold Me”
473. Kanye West “Flashing Lights”
474. The Dixie Cups “Iko Iko”
475. Van Halen “Jamie’s Cryin’”
476. The Beatles “Girl”
477. Radiohead “The Tourist”
478. Wilco “Jesus, etc.”
479. America “Ventura Highway”
480. OutKast “Rosa Parks”

481. Earth Wind & Fire “Shining Star”
482. Etta James “A Sunday Kind Of Love”
483. Tom Petty “Yer So Bad”
484. Beastie Boys “Get It Together”
485. Helium “Pat’s Trick”
486. Madvillain “Great Day Today”
487. Kanye West “Black Skinhead”
488. Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
489. Pavement “The Hexx”
490. Pras featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Mya “Ghetto Supastar”

491. Pretenders “Tattooed Love Boys”
492. The Who “Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand”
493. Pixies “Cactus”
494. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats “Ritual Knife”
495. Weezer “Lullabye For Wayne”
496. Helmet “Unsung”
497. Prince "When Doves Cry"
498. Mysterious Cities of Gold theme song
499. The Notorious B.I.G. “Big Poppa”
500. System of a Down “Chop Suey!”